The Tony Award winning musical “Cabaret” opens August 4 in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Tickets are still available for the Clackamas Repertory Theatre (CRT) production, which continues Thursdays through Sundays, through August 26.
“Cabaret” is based on the play “I Am a Camera” by John Van Druten, which had a successful 1951 run on Broadway. The play, in turn, was based on Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories,” an account of his time in Berlin which depicts the creeping horror of the Nazi world view and its coming to acceptance and power. At the time, 1929, Berlin was reputed to be the most decadent city in Europe, and its cabarets were noted for political satire and gallows humor, all of which is vividly portrayed in the popular musical.
CRT’s “Cabaret” features standouts from last season’s hit production of “Oklahoma!” including James Sharinghousen as the heartless Emcee, Brianna Rouse as Sally Bowles, and Michael Mitchell, who was recently honored as the “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2012 Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards for his work in “Oklahoma!” Portland favorite Sharonlee McLean makes her CRT debut as Fräulein Schneider.
CRT continues its season in late September with a new comedy “End Days.”
CRT performances take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All performances are in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College. Season tickets and single tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.
For more information, contact CRT managing director Cyndy Smith-English at 503-594-3915.